From our earliest beginnings on our founder, Janet Furnau's dining room table, in 1991, our charity has brought volunteers together to support anyone affected by genetic haemochromatosis. Volunteers continue to be vital to our work.

Our volunteering charter

These are our core values for volunteering with us - our volunteering charter.

Volunteering should be fun.

If not, we’re doing something wrong. 😉

Volunteering should be rewarding & satisfying.

Meet new people, make new friends, change the world.

Volunteering is unpaid.

But we will reimburse out-of-pocket expenses by prior written agreement*.

Volunteers are fully supported.

We will help you share existing skills – and develop new skills, too.

* Subject to our charity expenses policy.

Our volunteering agreement

Every volunteer with Haemochromatosis UK has a simple volunteer agreement, which sets out what's involved in the role, how we will support you and what we expect of each other. It's important that all our volunteers understand and support our charity's policies, too.

For certain roles, we'll also ask you to attend specific training, for example in safeguarding. This is usually delivered online and can be undertaken at a time and place to suit you.

We regularly advertise volunteering opportunities to our members via email and also on this website.

Check out our current volunteering opportunities here!